Rev. Ruth Vann Lillian
The world’s major religions teach us to somehow love our enemies but that’s easier said than done. We’d prefer to avoid our enemies, but what if we encounter them right in our own congregation? How do we create “Beloved Community” when there are people in our church we just can’t stand? It’s easy to keep our friends close, but must we really keep our enemies closer?
Rev. Ruth Vann Lillian is a native of Birmingham, Alabama who was ordained in 1994 in the Methodist church and found her way to Unitarian Universalism in 2005. She holds degrees in English literature, marriage and family counseling, and ministerial studies which prepared her for 30 years of collective experience in hospital chaplaincy, parish ministry, religious education, campus ministry and LGBTQ advocacy. She currently serves the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Tuscaloosa. She and her husband are the grateful parents of two wonderful sons.
Worship Associate: Regina Pugh.